Businessman, 25, in court for allegedly stealing air conditioner



 A  25-year-old businessman, Samsu Garba, on appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly an air conditioner valued N100,000.

Garba, resides in Agege, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP Rachael Williams, told the court  that the defendant committed the offence on July 6 at 5:40 a.m. at No. 14 Showonuola Street, Agege.

Williams said the defendant stole a 1.5 horse power split air conditioner belonging to the complainant, Mr Abeeb Adeboola.

He said the complainant reported the case at Agege police station and the defendant was arrested.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section three years’ jail term for stealing.

The Magistrate, Mr M.O. Dawodu, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000 with sureties in like sum.

Dawodu ordered that the sureties must gainfully employed with evidence of years’ tax payment to the government.

He adjourned the case until Aug. 2 for mention. (NAN)